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Dialectical thought is related to vulgar thinking in the same way that a motion picture is related to a still photograph. The motion picture does not outlaw the still photograph but combines a series of them according to the laws of motion.
Leon Trotsky
If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Korzybski
Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.
Alfred Korzybski
Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.
Winston Churchill
Logic is in the eye of the logician.
Gloria Steinem
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth
Jean de la Bruyere
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice
Elbert Hubbard
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
Samuel Butler
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Mark Twain
Since when was an emotional argument won by logic?
Robert A. Heinlein
The dialectic is neither fiction nor mysticism, but a science of the forms of our thinking insofar as it is not limited to the daily problems of life but attempts to arrive at an understanding of more complicated and drawn-out processes. The dialectic and formal logic bear a relationship similar to that between higher and lower mathematics.
Leon Trotsky
The dialectic is neither fiction or mysticism, but a science of the forms of our thinking insofar as it is not limited to the daily problems of life but attempts to arrive at an understanding of more complicated and drawn-out processes. The dialectic and formal logic bear a relationship similar to that between higher and lower mathematics.
Leon Trotsky
Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Korzybski
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